International Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education: International Perspectives of Theory, Research and Practice ( 2nd Edition )

Editors: Richard Coll and Karsten Zegwaard

The second edition of the International Handbook for Cooperative Education builds on the first edition, and is intended to become a major resource for cooperative education professionals worldwide. As a comprehensive resource it will appeal to placement coordinators, faculty, researchers, students, and employers. The book provides a broad coverage of cooperative education (co-op) and work-integrated learning (WIL) with an emphasis on practice – informed by research (where available).

How to Make the Most of Work-Integrated Learning

Andy Martin and Helen Hughes

These publications are aimed at tertiary training organisations and educators offering workplace learning opportunities to students. They focus on theoretical content and practical information for students, lecturers, and employers, and include a Template for Good Practice developed by Andy Martin, Malcom Rees, and Manvir Edwards.

University of Waterloo, Canada.

WATCACE – Centre for the advancement of co-operative education

In partnership with co-op colleagues around the world, the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) has launched the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Research Portal to provide researchers and practitioners with an online resource for published research on co-operative education and work-integrated learning. With over 1,200 articles and publications, the WIL Research Portal provides individuals with easy access to cutting-edge knowledge with respect to WIL research, as well as a way to suggest resources and explore trends around the world.

2016 Good Practice Report – WIL

Sachs, J., Rowe, A. and Wilson, M.

The Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching commissioned this report to identify good practices in work-integrated learning (WIL) in Australia through a systematic review of current approaches in universities in Australia and elsewhere. This report takes up where Janice Orrell’s 2011 benchmark report left off and provides contemporary case studies of good practice evident in 13 Australian universities and from two overseas universities. There has been considerable progress since Orrell’s report was published, especially around issues of scale, resources, whole of institution approaches, and integration into the curriculum. However, issues around access and equity, Indigenous student participation and international student experience remain works in progress

Knowledge Integration in New Zealand Cooperative Education Programs (Summary)

Coll, R.k., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Ayling, D., Hodges, D., Ram, S., Bhat, R., Fleming, J., Ferkins, L., Wiersma, C. and Martin, A.
An exploration of the pedagogies employed to integrate knowledge in work-integrated learning in New Zealand higher education institutions.  (Full Report)


  • ACEN 2020 Conference – Annual October
  • WILNZ International Conference – Annual April
  • WACE International Conference – Alternate June
  • WACE International Research Symposium – Alternate June


Journals and Research

Australian WIL Resources